The wise and foolish builders

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Matthew 7:15-29

Key Verse: Matthew 7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (NIVUK)

Jesus gives the warning that people must not only hear but also accept and act upon His teachings if they are to receive the gift of eternal life and be saved from eternal damnation.

The immediate context in Jesus teaching is His warning that there are people who outwardly look the same as Christians, and sincerely believe themselves to be Christians, without actually being Christians. On the day of judgement they will pled they religious activities as evidence of their Christianity, yet they will be banished from His presence because they trusted in their “Christian” activities rather than trusting in Jesus’ actions and His promises.

In the light of this danger of false Christianity and false hope, Jesus uses the parable of wise and foolish builders to make plain how get our response to His teachings about Himself has eternal consequences.

Then later Paul, writing to the church at Corinth, warns the believers to not only build on the correct foundation, but when building to use quality building material, such as gold and precious stones rather than wood, hay and stubble.Then later Paul, writing to the church at Corinth, warns the believers to not only build on the correct foundation, but when building to use quality building material, such as gold and precious stones rather than wood, hay and stubble.

Sermon Points:
A: Two men
B: Two foundations

Series: Matthew

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service , 25 January 2015

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Distress, Division, Discernment, Debt, Decision!

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Matthew 24:1-51 and Luke 12:49-59

Key Verse: Luke 12: 51-52 “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.”

Jesus ministry demonstrated who he was, but the people did not discern Jesus identity. Do we know Jesus to be God, the Saviour of the world?

God’s Word forces people to make a choice for or against Him, and thus a division is caused between those who will follow Him and those who reject Him. Those who reject Jesus now He will reject them at his coming.

Rather than rejecting Jesus, we should discern who Jesus is, by seeing and believing the evidence of His earthly ministry,and then be reconciled to Him,before it is too late and He appears before us, not as our Saviour but, as our judge to pay us our wages of sin which is death.

Sermon Points:
A: Distress of Jesus
B: Division of people
C: Discernment to understand
D: Debt to be paid
E: Decision that needs to be made

Series: Luke 12

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Evening Service, 21 September 2014

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